With both Liverpool and Manchester City going head to head for the Premier League title, it will be an interesting match when both these teams clash for a 6 pointer game at the top of the table. Liverpool have ex Citizens in their team in the form of Milner and Sturridge, while City also have an ex-Red as Sterling. They will provide the extra spice for this special affair. However, they are not the only players who played for both Liverpool and Manchester City in their career. In fact, there are more than 20 players who played for both these clubs. In this article ,we will have a look at some of those players.
Here are the top 10 players who played for both Liverpool and Manchester City –
6. Craig Bellamy
The fiery Welshman played for a whole host of Premier League clubs, joining Liverpool in 2006. He scored some big goals for the Reds, his biggest coming at the Nou Camp as Liverpool beat Barcelona 2-1. He had his share of controversies as well before moving on at the end of the season.
Bellamy joined Manchester City in January 2009 and was a serviceable figure in their team. He eventually returned to Liverpool in 2011, under Kenny Dalglish. Bellamy would help the Reds win the League Cup, with his winning goal against City in the semi-final. While not overly consistent, the Welshman was a good hand for Liverpool during two separate spells.
5. David James
Cruelly nicknamed “Calamity James” during his spell at Liverpool between 1992 and 1999 after a number of high-profile mistakes, this didn’t stop him from eventually becoming England’s undisputed first-choice goalkeeper, and one of the highest appearance makers in Premier League history. Following spells at Aston Villa and West Ham, James had a two-year stint at City, leaving in 2006 to join Portsmouth. He retired in 2014.
4. Nicolas Anelka
Anelka joined Liverpool on loan from PSG for the second half of the 2001/02 season and scored some crucial goals as the Reds finish second. Gerard Houllier opted to sign El Hadji Diouf at the end of the season, though, turning down the chance to make Anelka’s deal permanent.
Instead, the French forward signed for Kevin Keegan’s City side for a club-record fee of £13m. He finished his first season at Maine Road as the club’s top scorer on 14, before bagging 25 the following campaign.